Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Book suggestions

I know my readers are a literate crowd; any suggestions on what books to take on my backpacking trip? Something warming for relaxing in a tent during a thundershower? Leave 'em in the comments!
I was thinking one of poetry and one fiction/nonfic. I've thought about something by Jack London in his stories about Alaska (just to contrast the desert I'll be in) and maybe some poems by Herman Melville.

26 comments:

  1. Read the poems of Edgar Allen Poe, a personal favorite of mine.

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  2. something like lotr is good..its kind of about hiking

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  3. what type of poetry are you considering?
    +follow

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  4. Nothing poncy and philisophical; something like Kipling or Robert Service.

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  5. so much to choose from! let me know what you pick!

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  6. I strongly recommend "Into thin air".

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  7. Motorcycle Diaries, its really good, and you get the mindset of Che himself

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  8. Howl's Moving Castle is a great read, though it's probably not exactly what you were looking for.

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  9. I pretty much only read history books and other works of non-fiction, so I'm not sure I can be of any assistance here...

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  10. Illusions by Richard bach. You won't regret it.

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  12. The Lies of Locke Lamora.

    Check it out :)

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  13. take a random book in a library, and take the challenge !

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  14. I'd suggest John Grisham, but I always wind up staying up to all hours of the night to finish his books, and if you do that, you'll never get any backpacking done!

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  15. My favorite author is John Steinbeck and East of Eden is a magnificient book. If you like history and the civil war, The Killer Angels is also a good read by Jeff Shaara

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  16. I like Terry Brooks, Orson Scott Card, or Dean Koontz. Anything by them.

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  17. No matter what you take, don't forget to pack your ipod as well!

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